WE HELP OLDER ADULTS WITH JUST ABOUT EVERYTHING.
Here are a few examples of what we do every day:
Every day, we provide round the clock care to a lady who is very well with the exception of some short-term memory loss. We live with her, we take her to church, to the doctors, to the hair dresser every week and to the country club whenever she feels like it.
Two times a day, we go into a home of an ex-marine officer who is partially paralyzed from an old stroke. We help him with his exercises, make a meal, pour out his medicines from a pill box, clean up, do the laundry, bring in the paper and then if we go grocery shopping we drop him off at an adult day center for card games and lunch and we pick him up after a few hours and take him back to his home.
In the winter time, our caregivers fly to the West Coast and to the South Eastern States (in alternating weekly shifts) to provide care for one of our clients (a retired doctor) who lives in the South and the West Coast during the Winter months. Our care givers do just about everything for him that his family would do: cook, clean, drive him around, play golf, watch the Indians practice, go to dinner and even the Opera.
Three days a week, we go into the home of a retired accountant. She lives with her daughter and son in law who are both doctors with very busy lives. We help her with her shower, we style her hair, get her dressed and then we take her to adult day care. Her daughter picks her up and takes her home at the end of the day. This is the way they provide 24 hours care to her without paying a lot of money (adult day care cost about 3 times less than in home care) and without doing all the care by themselves.
Meet Gromit, the owner of HHCS
Gromit is the Owner and Chief Caregiving Officer of Happy at Home Caregiving Solutions, one of Portland’s only non-franchise, in-home care companies. With almost a decade of experience as a Registered Nurse, she has expertise in dementia, Alzheimer's, diabetes, and geriatric care.
Gromit worked as an ICU nurse for many years but ultimately missed working with older patients and their families. Now, she is happily collaborating closely with families so that their loved ones can stay at home as long as possible.
Gromit is also the founder and director of the Portland Elder Care Council, a nonprofit group dedicated to helping seniors and their families navigate the many challenges of getting older with free educational workshops and referrals to trusted local businesses.
Gromit has a love for traveling and pets. She lives with her husband and cat in Portland and is a sucker for a well-made latte!